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Last updated: 19 September 2020
Date:mercredi 24 août 1960
Type/Sous-type:Vickers 634 Viking 1B
Compagnie:Don Everall Aviation
Immatriculation: G-AMNK
Numéro de série: 210
Année de Fabrication: 1947-07-04 (13 years 2 months)
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 0,7 km off Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER) (   Grèce)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER/LGIR), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Viking G-AMNK was to fly from Birmingham to Aden with en route stops at Marseilles (which was changed to Nice), Brindisi, Heraklion, Cairo and Jeddah. It arrived at Heraklion at 01:54. After having been cleared for departure, the plane took off from runway 27 and became airborne after a long, 1800 m, ground run. While climbing through 90-100 feet engine sounds indicated some problems. At 650 m past the runway end the aircraft began to loose height and banked left. It then crashed into the sea.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the engine failure was not established but the most likely reason appears to be a defective fuel or ignition system. The reason why it was not possible for the aircraft to maintain safe flight after the failure of the engine remains unknown."


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport et Cairo International Airport est de 816 km (510 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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